QUOTE (checkleft @ Jul 11 2013, 10:41 AM)
He actually makes a good point. He's been in two maybe three foty candidates, he deserves a good little pay day. He said he wants 1.25 (what Rios made for their rematch) because HE is the champ and ruslan just lost. He said he wants to get paid like a champ, just like brandon did when he was champ.
He sure does make a good point, and I cant fault him for that. On the other hand, Provodnikov DID lose his last fight, but had he not had Bradley flopping around the ring like a wet chicken, then nobody would even be interested in a Provodnikov/Alvarado fight. So in a sense, Provodnikov raised the value of this potential fight (by impressively losing his last fight). If he didnt "appear" to be a threat, then nobody would even care about this fight.
Brandon did get paid pretty good as champ, but let's face it, Rios is (and always will be) marketable than Alvarado, hence why he got a Pacquiao fight and Alvarado didn't.
QUOTE (mgrover @ Jul 11 2013, 06:51 PM)
Well he did box in the Rios rematch, although at times got caught in a slugfest.
Didn't Bradley do the same thing? Lol